Workshop Summary: Hacking the Academic Job Market

By Katie Harling-Lee This post and a companion post on the Non-Academic Job Market are summaries of two talks I gave at the University of Durham in the UK, generously compiled by Katie Harling-Lee, who attended. For anyone curious about … Continue reading

Interview with Karen Kaplan, Senior Careers Editor at Nature

Karen Kaplan reached out to share thoughts on the academic job market. We had a great conversation and I learned a lot about STEM career paths which I am already bringing to clients and audiences. Then, she kindly allowed me … Continue reading

Why You Need (and Deserve) an Academic Coach

By Kel Weinhold, TPII Productivity Coach Getting published in academic journals is hard. Not only does it take the heavy lifting of research and writing, but grabbing the golden ring of a published article in a top journal also requires … Continue reading

How to Turn Your Teaching Duds into Memorable Statements

Sharing another post in our new semi-regular series, “Missives from the Editing Trenches” written by long-time TPII editors. They are the real MVPs, working in the trenches to catch you in all your job document pitfalls — from the self-deprecating … Continue reading

Trailer Park Professor: On R1 Success and Learning to Value Yourself (A Guest Post)

I got the chance to meet a client-turned-R1 assistant professor at the AAA meetings, and I asked her what she found most helpful about the work with me.  She took the time to write it out. This is what she … Continue reading

Productivity Tuesday: Unstuck is Not About Making You a “Better” Worker

Testimonials from Unstuck participants: It is no exaggeration to state that Unstuck has changed my academic life. I was ready to leave academia as toxic working practices were taking over, and I had imported self-doubt and anxiety into my writing … Continue reading

A Personal Note From Karen

I want to offer a personal note. I’ve had an extraordinarily difficult year. My teenage son has struggled with mental health challenges that have required constant attention as well as constant travel, along with a profound reevaluation of my family … Continue reading

Banish These Words: Sexism and Binarism Edition – Guest Post by Maggie Levantovskaya

By Dr. Maggie Levantovskaya Maggie Levantovskaya is one of our TPII editors, and a writer and adjunct professor based in the Bay Area. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Let’s talk about sexist language in job application materials. I read countless cover letters, teaching statements, … Continue reading

Sad Thursdays: The Student Perspective on Academic Hiring Practices (in Anthropological Archaeology)

I am delighted to host this guest post, contributed by the following group of graduate student authors from the Anthropology department at the University of Georgia: K.C. Jones, Travis Jones, Matthew Colvin, Justin Cramb, Katharine Napora, Katherine Reinberger, and Brandon … Continue reading